Meet the Trainers
Madeleine Agnew Accredited Mindfulness Teacher and Yoga Teacher
Madeleine Agnew is an accredited mindfulness teacher, yoga teacher and member of The Mindfulness Now teacher training team, specialising in movement and the creative arts. Madeleine began her training in drama at ALRA in London and incorporates her own background in Laban, Pilates, Yoga and Creative Movement within her mindful movement practice and training.
Madeleine is co-founder of The Devon School of Mindfulness where she facilitates Mindfulness Now training courses throughout the year.
She also provides public mindfulness classes as well as teaching mindfulness to adults and young people, often helping her participants to manage troubling emotions, including anxiety, stress and depression, sometimes integrating her qualification and experience as a practitioner of clinical hypno-psychotherapy, NLP and coaching.
Madeleine setup and now runs our Mindfulness now based retreats throughout the year at Tawstock Court and Parkland in North Devon. Three and four night residential retreats in spring, summer and Autumn. thegiftretreats.co.uk
Madeleine lives with her husband and daughter in North Devon.
Nick Cooke Dip. Psy. MNRPC FAPHP
The founder of the UK College, Nick Cooke, based the original ‘Mindfulness Now’ training programme around his own considerable experience of using mindfulness to help him with recovery and rehabilitation following two serious illnesses.
A qualified teacher (University of Worcester) and solution focused therapist with many years of experience of mindfulness meditation, Nick has learned from, and been positively influenced by, Buddhist traditions and from some of the western world’s foremost mindfulness teachers, including Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor Mark Williams PhD, John Teasdale and Dr Zindel Segal PhD.
Nick has a passionate belief in making mindfulness as accessible / widely available as possible, in order to meet an ever increasing demand, while still maintaining high academic and ethical standards.